Famous People Born In Dundee

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Eilish McColgan
(Scottish Middle and Long-Distance Runner)
Eilish McColgan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Eilish McColgan is a British middle-distance athlete. She competes in the 3000 meters steeplechase and 5000 meters. She represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2016 Olympic Games. She won the Great South Run in Portsmouth in 2018. She has a degree in mathematics and accountancy from the University of Dundee. 

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George Galloway
(Politician, Columnist, Political writer, Radio personality)
George Galloway
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
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William Lyon Mackenzie
(1st Mayor of Toronto)
William Lyon Mackenzie
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Birthdate: March 12, 1795
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 28, 1861

Born in Scotland, William Lyon Mackenzie moved to Canada as a merchant but soon got involved in the country’s politics. He later stepped into journalism and launched his own newspaper, the Colonial Advocate. He spearheaded the Canadian Rebellion of 1837, a failed uprising against the Canadian government.

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Billy MacKenzie
Billy MacKenzie
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 22, 1997
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Charlie Adam
(Scottish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Charlie Adam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Initially representing teams such as the Rangers and Blackpool, Charlie Adam later gained fame as a midfielder for teams such as Liverpool, Stoke City, and Dundee. He also won a League Cup with Liverpool and was a UEFA Cup runner-up with the Rangers. His father, too, was a footballer.

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Liz McColgan
(Scottish Former Middle-Distance and Long-Distance Track Athlete)
Liz McColgan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini

Olympic silver medalist Liz McColgan had apparently started training at age 12. The former British track and field athlete secured her first major win representing the University of Alabama at the NCAA Indoor Mile Championship. She is also two-time Commonwealth winner, apart from being a one-time world champion.

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Peter Lorimer
(Association football player)
Peter Lorimer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Williamina Fleming
(Scottish Astronomer Famous for Her Discovery of the 'Horsehead Nebula')
Williamina Fleming
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 21, 1911

Born in Scotland, Williamina Fleming moved to the U.S. with her husband, where she began working as a housekeeper for Harvard Observatory director Edward C. Pickering. Pickering secured her a job at the observatory, and Fleming went on to establish a classification and cataloguing system for stars.

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Ricky Ross
Ricky Ross
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Thomas Henderson
(American football player)
Thomas Henderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Colin Buchanan
(actor)
Colin Buchanan
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Birthdate: 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
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Jeremy Lee
(Chef as Chef Proprietor at Quo Vadis, London)
Jeremy Lee
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: October 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
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Hilton McRae
(Scottish Actor)
Hilton McRae
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Birthdate: December 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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William Playfair
(Economist, Mathematician, Engineer, Statistician)
William Playfair
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 22, 1759
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 11, 1823

Scottish engineer and political economist William Playfair is best-remembered as the inventor of statistical graphs and secret agent for Great Britain during its war with France. He published the first data graphs in his book The Commercial and Political Atlas. He used line, area and bar charts to represent the economy of 18th Century England and introduced the pie chart.

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Ralph Milne
(Association football player)
Ralph Milne
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 22, 2017
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Ross Wallace
(Association football player)
Ross Wallace
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Frances Wright
(Writer, Philosopher)
Frances Wright
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 6, 1795
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 13, 1852
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John O. Agwunobi
(Nigerian-American Pediatrician and Former Chief Executive Officer of 'Herbalife Nutrition')
John O. Agwunobi
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Listed In: Business People
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Will Fyffe
(Musical artist)
Will Fyffe
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Birthdate: February 16, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 14, 1947
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Lesley Lokko
(Architect)
Lesley Lokko
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: 1964 AD

Born to a Scottish mother and a Ghanaian father, Lesley Lokko grew up to be not just an architect but also an educator and an author. Her written works deal with themes such as politics, urbanism, and racial identity. After her debut novel, Sundowners, became a bestseller, she penned several other novels.

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Sir George Mackenzie
(Lawyer)
Sir George Mackenzie
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1636 AD
Died: June 30, 1691
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Hector Boece
(Scottish Philosopher and Historian)
Hector Boece
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Birthdate: 1465 AD
Died: 1536 AD

Hector Boece was a Scottish historian and philosopher best remembered for his role as the first principal of King's College, a precursor of the University of Aberdeen, where he often delivered lectures on divinity and on medicine. He is also remembered for his books, History of the Scottish People and Lives of the Bishops of Murthlack and Aberdeen. 

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George Barnes
(Politician)
George Barnes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 21, 1940
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William Craigie
(Lexicographer)
William Craigie
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Birthdate: August 13, 1867
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 2, 1957
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Malcolm Longair
(British Physicist and Astronomer)
Malcolm Longair
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus

Scottish astronomer and physicist Malcolm Longair has been a renowned academic, having taught at the University of Cambridge and the University of Edinburgh. His research also took him to Moscow. Known for his work in cosmology and astrophysics, he spends his leisure time indulging in music, art, and mountain walking.

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Thomas Henderson
(Astronomer)
Thomas Henderson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 28, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 23, 1844

Scottish astronomer Thomas Henderson was the first to measure the parallax of the Alpha Centauri. He was also named the first Astronomer Royal of Scotland. Though initially trained as a lawyer, he later focused on his love for math and astronomy. He also taught at the University of Edinburgh.

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Alfred Ewing
(Physicist)
Alfred Ewing
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 27, 1855
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 7, 1935

Best remembered for discovering the magnetic property of hysteresis, Alfred Ewing also taught at the University of Tokyo and King’s College, Cambridge. He had also penned papers on subjects such as metallic structure and seismology. He also headed naval education of the British Admiralty and was knighted.

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Charles Thomson Ritchie, 1st Baron Ritchie
(Businessman)
Charles Thomson Ritchie, 1st Baron Ritchie
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 9, 1906
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A.C. Ewing
(Philosopher)
A.C. Ewing
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Birthdate: May 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 14, 1973